List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2015

Forecast postpones True Outlaw Street Drags

Forecast postpones True Outlaw Street Drags

ROCKINGHAM — Noting that “drag racing and rain don’t mix”, Rockingham Dragway has reluctantly pulled the plug on Sunday’s True Outlaw Street Drags and rescheduled for mid-March. “Based on the most recent… Read more »

This Day in NC History: J.B. Rhine, father of modern parapsychology

This Day in NC History: J.B. Rhine, father of modern parapsychology

On February 20, 1980, Joseph Banks Rhine of Durham, a controversial investigator into the paranormal, died. In an era that preceded Johnny Carson’s Carnac the Magnificent, Rhine, with his pioneering work… Read more »

Pastor Hill: Cure for a hard heart

Pastor Hill: Cure for a hard heart

Ezekiel 36:26, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your… Read more »

Automatic weapons stolen from sheriff’s office vehicle

Automatic weapons stolen from sheriff’s office vehicle

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has reported the theft of two automatic weapons that were allegedly stolen from the secured trunk of a sheriff’s office vehicle…. Read more »

Goodman: Snow, ice brings legislature to screeching halt

Goodman: Snow, ice brings legislature to screeching halt

The pace in the General Assembly was beginning to pick up, at least until the snow came and brought everything to a screeching halt.  We had no voting sessions this… Read more »

Obituary: Eugene ‘Clay’ Robinson III

Obituary: Eugene ‘Clay’ Robinson III

Mr. Eugene “Clay” Robinson III, 42, passed on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C. A viewing is scheduled to begin at 12 noon on… Read more »

Prescribed burns benefit wildlife and habitat

Prescribed burns benefit wildlife and habitat

Special to The Pee Dee Post * Aug. 28, 2014: ‘An impressive cloud’ RALEIGH — Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And where there’s fire, at least on a North Carolina Wildlife Resources… Read more »

New web site takes consumers into Perdue chicken houses

New web site takes consumers into Perdue chicken houses

* Video SALISBURY, Md. — Perdue Farms has launched a new website, www.perduepoultrywelfare.com, to help consumers and other online audiences better understand one of the company’s programs for raising chickens. “We… Read more »

Stoops: Low-income children, high performing schools

Stoops: Low-income children, high performing schools

Richmond Early College is one that bucks the trend When the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released school performance grades earlier this month, public school advocacy groups noted that… Read more »

Obituary: Sherry Yates

Obituary: Sherry Yates

Sherry Diane Yates, 65, died peacefully on Feb. 17, 2015 at her home after a brief battle with cancer. Sherry was born May 8, 1949 in Hamlet, N.C., the daughter… Read more »

Utilities ask customers to conserve electricity

Utilities ask customers to conserve electricity

CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy officials today asked customers in the Carolinas to conserve electricity use through Friday to help reduce high-energy demand on the electric grid caused by historic low… Read more »

FirstHealth wins 5th straight United Way award

FirstHealth wins 5th straight United Way award

PINEHURST — For the fifth time in as many years, FirstHealth of the Carolinas has received a Spirit of North Carolina Award from the United Way of North Carolina (UWNC)…. Read more »

Obituary: Curtis Donzell Dunston

Obituary: Curtis Donzell Dunston

Mr. Curtis Donzell Dunston, 60, passed on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at his home in Marston, N.C. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday Feb. 20, 2015 at Marston First Baptist Church…. Read more »

Raider band members take part in USC clinic

Raider band members take part in USC clinic

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two members of the Richmond Raiders Marching Band participated in the University of South Carolina Honors Band Clinic earlier this month. Angelis Hernandez, a senior, and Kyshon… Read more »

Martin: A Black History Month Valentine

Martin: A Black History Month Valentine

. Each February we celebrate Valentine’s Day and Black History Month. There is an important, but seldom (if ever) mentioned, connective link. Here it is briefly: Valentine’s Day’s symbol is… Read more »

Police officers stop kids while sledding

Police officers stop kids while sledding

PINEHURST — Two police officers with the Village of Pinehurst in Moore County stopped by a hill on which local children were sledding — and asked if they could get… Read more »

Obituary: Janet K. Wood

Obituary: Janet K. Wood

Mrs. Janet Keltner Wood, 80, of 141 Gibbons St., Hamlet, N.C., passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Hospice Haven. She was born July 10, 1934 in Tampa,… Read more »

Brewer, Goodwin, Faw take first at Beta Club convention

Brewer, Goodwin, Faw take first at Beta Club convention

​​GREENSBORO — Six members of the Rockingham Middle School Beta Club placed in the top three on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 at the North Carolina Junior Beta Club Convention in Greensboro…. Read more »

True Outlaw street drags open 2015 Dragway season

True Outlaw street drags open 2015 Dragway season

* 2015 schedule ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham Dragway will host the inaugural True Outlaw Street Drags this Sunday. For street driven vehicles only, racing will be on the quarter mile and limited… Read more »

Obituary: Bill Singletary

Obituary: Bill Singletary

William “Bill” Singletary, 71, passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at his home. He was the son of the late Griff and Cleo Singletary. He was preceded in death by… Read more »

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